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A Minimalist Comic Book That Stares Straight Into Piet Mondrian’s Soul

Frédérique Rusch transforms Mondrian’s two-dimensional primary-colored grid into a three-dimensional space, with a subtle Charles Burns reference thrown in for good measure.

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It’s all wonderfully meta: The first page of this comic by Frédérique Rusch is a simple grid that you may or may not recognize from the cult comic classic Black Hole. It’s painted with a primary palette from Piet Mondrian. And then, well, this happens:

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“I was wondering if a comic strip frame is a bi- or tri-dimensional space,” Rusch tells Co.Design. “That’s why perspective is getting deeper and deeper, telling a minimal story.”

It’s utterly charming. Pick up a limited-edition print of your own for about $10. (Note: Only 100 have been printed, so they may go quickly.)

Buy it here.

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Mark Wilson is a senior writer at Fast Company who has written about design, technology, and culture for almost 15 years. His work has appeared at Gizmodo, Kotaku, PopMech, PopSci, Esquire, American Photo and Lucky Peach

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